Why cruise with Avalon

Tempted by the luxury of an ocean cruise, but put off by the idea of days at sea, unexpected additional costs and uninspiring views? Welcome to river cruising - a new way of seeing the world up-close that combines the very best of luxury small ship ocean cruising with the flexibility of city breaks.

Avalon's spacious, elegant ships offer a comfortable base from which to explore each new horizon, whilst our expert-led excursions give you the chance to see the world your way. The Avalon difference is clear - from the moment we welcome you on board with a friendly smile, you'll feel right at home.

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Our 2018 brochure is your comprehensive guide to our full collection of inspiring river cruises, in Europe and Asia.

Discover the Rhine and the Rhône, the Danube and Moselle. Whether you're drifting along Amsterdam’s leafy canals or visiting the Louvre in Paris, wine-tasting in the glorious Wachau Valley or soaking up the epic scenery in the Iron Gates Gorge, you will discover a wonderful collision of culture and food, empires and dynasties, timeless traditions and rich natural beauty.

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Save up to £200pp on your 2018 cruise

In 2018 you could immerse yourself in local cultures and traditions, and venture out to discover medieval quarters, castle ruins, museums and galleries in Europe's iconic cities and lesser-known hidden gems.

Book early to secure your preferred stateroom and departure date, and you can also benefit from savings of £200pp on all 2018 departures, with a low deposit of just £99pp on all our 2018 European river cruises.